About Us

The Montana Wool Growers Association was established in 1883 at the first annual convention in Fort Benton, MT, making it the state’s oldest agriculture organization. The resolutions passed at that convention reflect how things have not changed much in the sheep industry. Growers in 1883 were concerned over wool and lamb imports, grazing on public domain, predator control, and expanding the markets for both lamb and wool. MWGA advocates for and works on behalf of Montana’s farm and ranch interests, namely Montana’s sheep industry. Since 1883, MWGA has worked hard to ensure that there is a future raising sheep in Montana and in the United States.  Montana Wool Growers Association also seeks to promote the economic health of Montana and Montana’s agriculture industry and the Montana communities, businesses and people supported by agriculture. YOU have a voice with MWGA…join the association and make sure you’re heard!